This Week in Food Blogs: Foie Gras Torchon at Etoile & Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

Categories: Leftovers

Photo by Mai Pham
The veal osso bucco at La Griglia is an excellent dish.
Adventures in a New(ish) City: Kim checked out La Griglia in the River Oaks Shopping Center and thoroughly enjoyed every dish she ordered. Her meal began with a pizza basket assembled with strips of pizza, rather than the typical loaf of bread found in the majority of restaurants. But the standout dish of the night was the ravioli stuffed with duck confit smothered in a topping of shallots, Chianti sauce, sage and apples. And even though La Griglia served a complimentary dessert plate with Italian cookies and biscotti, she ordered the white chocolate cake -- good decision.

Houston Food Truck Reviews: This week, David Sarkozi visited Houston Food Park to grab a bite to eat from Pho-jita Fusion Truck. He enjoyed the Tor-Thai, a $10 Mexican Torta stuffed with Thai basil chicken. In fact, he describes it as "Mexican-Thai fusion at its best."

Serious Eats: Ever wonder what a food stylist actually does? Serious Eats introduces Back of the House, a column dedicated to taking a look at interesting jobs in the food industry. The first article profiles Lisa Homa, a professional food stylist in New York City. Her work has been featured in Bon Appétit and she cooks most of the food for her photography shoots. She discusses the ethics of food styling and her thoughts on altering food to create the perfect photo.

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Location Info

La Griglia

2002 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Houston Food Park

1504 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Nook Cafe

4701 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX

Category: General

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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